Greener Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 3 (5), pp. 232-241, May 2013
ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals
Literary Colonization between Joseph Conrad and Edward Morgan Forster
Jamil Yousef Al-Asmar
Department of English Al-Azhar University- Gaza.
Email: jamilpoetry @ hotmail. com
This paper aims at proving that most of the European available texts (of early modern history) about Africa and India are texts of conquest. The paper, in the first part, concentrates on how great and deep are the historical gaps between East and West, between the Africans, the Asians and the white man. We find that these gaps couldn't be filled with trust; the trust which was impossible through the pages of the novels Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and A Passage to India by Edward Morgan Forster.
The researcher aims, in the second part, at showing that the colonizer wants to colonize freely with no trouble, for the white considered any blank space on the earth is his, and hence the right to dominate arose. The European in Congo and in India wants to stay there to explore, to merchandise, to swallow everything that belongs to the black indigenous people without sickness to his heart. Moreover, the western colonizer considers himself on others’ land a pilgrim whose main concern is to civilize those who are below him, for he is a sort of apostle among others. Hence the advent of the white man was portentously with prodigious behavior among an assemblage of live human being, and that to encourage or legalize colonization was a must to the white man.
Keywords: Literary Colonization, Joseph Conrad, Edward Morgan Forster.